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Posted July 25, 2018

 

 

   I have been thinking.  I have learned quite a lot about skin and caring for it over the years and I am wondering how helpful, or necessary some of the skin care products are. ...

20 Mule Team Borax
Posted July 16, 2018

 

   From time to time people ask me why I use borax and is it safe. This is a legit question since not everything that is natural, is safe!

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Posted June 25, 2018

 

 

Once upon a time a little goat was born.  Her name was Tinsel. She was pure white and very beautiful!  However, a couple of weeks after she was born an accident happened which caused her...

Posted June 15, 2018

 

Skin Care does not need to be complicated!  Just good and gentle!

Oily Skin...

Rocky - Nubian buck
Posted May 20, 2018

One year I was in need of a Nubian buck and so was a fellow goat breeder so we worked out a trade.  Both of the “boys” were about the same age and came from nice stock so we made a deal.

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Posted May 07, 2018

My day starts out like most people with the alarm waking me.  Generally around 4:30 so I can be to the barn by 4:45 – 4:50. Most mornings are peaceful and I enjoy the walks to the barn. 

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Canada Geese Family
Posted May 01, 2018

Since there is a pond on our property, we get an assortment of water fowl visiting.  Over the years we have had some fun varieties here and since I like birdwatching I get excited when an unusual variety lands and...

Natural, raw Shea Butter
Posted February 22, 2018

Shea Butter!  For years I did not use Shea butter in my products.  Not because I did not choose to, but because I did not know about it or it’s benefits!  Now I would never go without!...

Cute Saanen baby goat
Posted February 19, 2018

I have started a YouTube Channel!  Here you will find videos of our Dairy Goat Farm as well as bits about our Goat Milk Skin Care Products and our life (well at least the farm part)!  Please hit the...

Baby goat being bottle fed
Posted January 23, 2018

 

 

Dry skin is a problem for everyone at some time.  Simple dry skin can be the cause of eczema or psoriasis.  There are a number of things that can help prevent or at least lessen this problem...

Healthy pet skin with the best shampoo
Posted January 13, 2018

   Regular grooming is essential for not only for eliminating those “fur tumbleweeds” from our homes, but for the health of our pet.  Brushing helps spread the natural oils throughout the coat and bathing helps rid...

Mica with color added
Posted November 18, 2017

 

 

When I say I make all natural soaps that is what I mean.

I have stayed away from using micas...

Eye Lash Mite magnified
Posted October 31, 2017

Eye Lash Mites!  I first heard of these while I was at the eye doctor recently for my yearly eye exam.  Thankfully he NOT was telling me that I had them, but was asking if I made products with Tea Tree Oil.  I told...

Younger Looking Skin!
Posted October 19, 2017

“Will this make me look younger?”  I hear this question a lot and while it is said in a joking manner, we are all hoping for a miracle answer.  There are lots of advertisements that claim their product will do just...

Posted October 13, 2017

As you have likely figured out by now, I only use essential oils in my products. Fragrance oils are widely used in the homemade soap world, and are often marketed as Natural.  They are not!  I am bothered by this...

making goat milk soap from scratch
Posted October 10, 2017

A common misconception among people is that glycerin soap is not made with lye.  Any true soap must be made with lye.  Lye is the catalyst for the chemical reaction that changes all the ingredients to soap....

Posted October 06, 2017

Q – Is your soap made with lye

A – Yes!  All soap is!  Melt and pour as well as glycerin soaps are all made...

Harvest Hills All Natural Sunscreen
Posted July 26, 2017

Why and How of Sunscreen

     In part one of our series on sunscreen we looked at UVA rays and their cause...

Toggenburg & Saanen babies
Posted July 25, 2017

Here are some pictures of the life of our goats!  (Generally not too stressful.) We try to spoil our goats, and for the most part I believe we succeed!  Each goat has a personallity of it's own so life is never dull with a herd of dairy goats...

Posted July 20, 2017

      It has always been an anomaly to me why we need sunscreen. I look around and see the plants growing, the animals thriving, insects doing their insect thing, all in the sun. Why don’t plants need sunscreen?...

Deb and Toggenburg goat
Posted July 10, 2017

Part one: Pepper is more than just a spice, sometimes it can be a catalyst!

There is a great country song...

Jen Miller and Deb Gray
Posted June 27, 2017

Greetings and salutations! My name is Jennifer Miller. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you and give you a little background about who I am, why I am introducing myself to you and why any of this should matter in relation to Harvest Hills farm,...

Jen Miller
Posted June 26, 2017

I would like to introduce to you my good friend Jen Miller.  She is a professional blogger and all around wonderful, talented person!  I know that you will greatly enjoy what she has to say and how she says it.  She will have regular articles posted so be sure to...

Activated Charcoal
Posted May 11, 2017

Charcoal – Sounds rather “Yuck” but it has been used for centuries to treat a variety of internal and external conditions.  Of course you will not want to go to your grill and collect the left...

Sun on the beach
Posted April 16, 2017

The world of sunscreens is not as straight forward as one would expect.  It appears that there are no clear standards set by the FDA for sunscreen formulators in the U.S.

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